People of the world unite?!
On the other hand, there are more serious foreign language translations of songs, too. Just today, I discovered really nice versions of translated national anthems. Most anthems tend to be specific to a national consciousness, metrically prosidic, and so difficult to convey well in a different language context, but these two versions are quite good, I thought! What say you?
Here’s one of the American anthem sung in Chinese by some Youtube expat:
while here is a quite touching rendition of the Chinese anthem “March of the volunteers” translated to English sung by Paul Robeson
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